The Water Fight KS1

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Schools and teachers, Teaching, Campaigns, Key Stage 1, PSHE, Geography
Zara stands next to latrines that are no longer fit for use at her school in Madagascar WaterAid/Kate Holt

The Water Fight is all about making clean water and toilets a normal part of schools everywhere.

Lesson plans are particularly relevant to Geography and PSHE, and can be adapted to fit the usual duration of your lessons. 

The lesson begins by asking the class to consider what is needed at school to have a good day. The class then learns how germs are easily spread and how this can lead to illness. Pupils investigate why it’s important to have clean running water and decent toilets in school, and find out about children like Zara, who doesn't have these essential facilities in her school.

The under 18s petition allows pupils to add their voice to the Water Fight Campaign, which is asking the UK Secretary of State for International Development to make sure all UK Government plans for schools globally include taps and toilets for every child.